China Panorama

Our Insider Experience

Known as the Dragon’s Backbone, spend time taking in the spectacular rice terrace scenery of Longsheng during an overnight stay at a beautiful lodge. Visit a village in the southern countryside for an interactive experience to learn about rural life in China as you pick vegetables for a simple lunch. Venture high into the mountains to visit an ancient village and see local tea pickers at work in the plantation. Taste the fl avours of an iconic Sichuan hotpot as you cook fresh vegetables and meat in the spicy,simmering soup.

From GBP £ 2,366

Tour Details

Specification: China Panorama

Duration

15 Days

Departure

Sunday

Group Size

16 (Maximum)

Tour Type

Small Group Journey

Trip Grading

Moderate

Breakfast

Daily Breakfast

Meals

2 Dinners, 7 Lunches

Hotel

3 – 5 Star Hotels

Price

Per Person in Double Room

DAY 1

Welcome to Beijing

Welcome to Beijing. Your airport representative will meet and greet you. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy some free time.

DAY 2

Beijing

Walk the expanse of Tiananmen Square and walk to the marvellous Forbidden City on a full day city tour. Visit the beautiful gardens of Jinshan Park before venturing deep into the alleyways of Beijing known as ‘hutongs’ to observe the traditional way of life which has remained relatively unchanged for centuries.

DAY 3

Beijing

Visit the iconic Temple of Heaven which stands 38 metres high and 30 metres in diameter. Continue to Panjiayuan Antique Market, Beijing’s largest market. After an included lunch, visit the ornate World Heritage Listed Summer Palace, where the Imperial family once spent the warmer months, and discover its temples, pavilions and decorated corridors that were home to China’s ruling families

DAY 4

Beijing

Visit one of the world’s most famous man-made sites, the Great Wall of China. At Mutianyu, a less crowded section of the wall, travel by cable car up to the wall and enjoy exploring independently. This evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner of a world famous Peking Duck.

DAY 5

Beijing to Xian

Travel by high-speed train to Xian. This evening, join an optional dumpling banquet to sample the different flavours these little bundles of food joy come in.

DAY 6

Xian

On a full day tour of Xian, discover the city’s highlights. Drive to the Army of Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the spectacular scenes of countless life-size warriors. Return to Xian and visit the city walls before continuing to the Great Mosque, an interesting fusion of Middle Eastern and traditional architectural styles. Wander through the Muslim Quarter to Yongxingfang as you take in the lively street markets and exotic local foods.

DAY 7

Xian to Chengdu

Take the high speed train to Chengdu and visit the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base to see the countries cutest residents before immersing yourself in the local life of bustling People’s Park by joining the locals for a cup of tea in a teahouse as you watch a game of mahjong.

DAY 8

Chengdu

From Chengdu, drive south to Leshan to see the World Heritage Listed Giant Buddha, also known as Da Fo – the largest Buddha statue in the world. Cruise past this amazing structure for some great views. Drive to an ancient village before visiting a tea plantation to see China’s best known export being picked high in the mountains. Experience the atmospheric night market before enjoying the spicy flavours of a traditional Sichuan hotpot feast.

DAY 9

Chengdu to Longsheng

Fly to Guilin and drive to Ping An in Longsheng. Stay overnight in a lodge overlooking the famous Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces.

DAY 10

Longsheng to Guilin

In Longsheng, admire some of China’s most stunning scenery with row upon row of rice terraces clinging precariously to the slopes of neighbouring mountain peaks and valleys. Enjoy a simple lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant before driving to Guilin.

DAY 11

Guilin to Yangshuo

Visit Kuang Si waterfalls and then transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. In the evening be entertained by Phare, The Cambodian Circus where the performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern.

DAY 12

Yangshuo

Venture to the farmlands surrounding Yangshuo for a fascinating village experience and help the farmers pick fresh vegetables to be used in your lunch. In the afternoon, ride a tranquil bamboo raft along the Yulong River. This evening, you have the option of joining a cooking class and preparing local dishes for dinner.

DAY 13

Yangshuo to Hong Kong

Transfer to Hong Kong by high speed train and enjoy an evening at leisure to experience this vibrant cities sights, sounds and tastes.

DAY 14

Hong Kong

Enjoy a half day tour exploring Hong Kong Island. Visit famous Victoria Peak for breathtaking panoramas of Victoria Harbour before continuing to sun-drenched Repulse Bay to take in the relaxed beachside atmosphere of Kwun Yum Temple. Discover the floating villages of Aberdeen during a sampan ride to see locals living on the fi shing junks. This afternoon, enjoy free time.

DAY 15

Depart Hong Kong

It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

Hotel Description

Day 1, 2, 3 and 4
Day 5 and 6

Beijing

Xian

Novotel Xinqiao

Grand Dynasty Culture

5/5
5/5
Day 7 and 8
Day 9
Day 10

Chengdu

Longsheng

Guilin

Dorsett Hotel

Longji Ping An Hotel

Guilin Bravo Hotel

4/5
3/5
4/5
Day 11 and 12
Day 13 and 14

Yangshou

Hong Kong

Days Inn Frontier Yangshou

Metropolis Hotel

3/5
4/5

What´s included

Excluded

Departure Dates and Rates

MONTHSTART DAYPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOMPROMO
March2723983089
April1023983089
May823983089
2223983089
June523663029
July324143124
August724143124
September424463188
1824463188
October924463188
2324463188
MONTHSTART DAYPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOMPROMO
March1923983089

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